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Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

Financial success is not always a strong indicator of the quality of a film. Moonlight, which won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards, has net a mere $22 million at the box office, while Batman Vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice, a multiple Razzie award-winning film that was panned by critics, net around $873 million. Here are some examples… Read more »

17 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Musicians are an odd sort: the type of drive, creativity, and ambition that pushes a musician to the heights of success are also often accompanied by large egos, a singular vision, and absolute faith in one’s abilities. As in many creative fields, a combination of these traits are often necessary to survive and attain success; but they can also lead… Read more »

17 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Gossamer-like, lovely and wistful, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) thrums with the dual dispositions of the sublime Golden Age director Ernst Lubitsch and the jam-packed chapter and verse of Stefan Zweig. In this calorie-rich and joyously effete film from writer-director Wes Anderson one will find his most exhaustive and exuberant picture to date. The Grand Budapest Hotel exists in a… Read more »

17 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

When Inception was first released, it was praised as one of the most original and daring blockbusters in years. A thriller that was as cerebral and full of ideas as it was taut and suspenseful, Inception managed to be both a crowdpleaser and a critical success. Christopher Nolan was always known for his puzzle-box narratives — think the reverse-narrative of… Read more »

17 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists